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‘Scáthán Mo Shaol’ New Release from West Cork Singer Bríd O’Riordan

August 26, 2021

Bríd O Riordan from Kilnamartyra west Cork, releases a 3-track EP ‘Scathán mo Shaol’ this week, ahead of the release of her album of traditional songs later in the year. The EP includes a stunning new treatment ‘Skibbereen’, along with the Andy Irvine classic ‘The West Coast Of Clare’, along with the traditional ‘Bríd Óg Ní Mháille’ with Paul Brady on featured vocals.

Bríd has been singing all her life, with an astute ability to make every song her own, but it was only in 2017 that she was encouraged by various renowned musicians to record an album.  In 2017 she began curating a list of songs for recording and Producer Philip Begley played demo versions of the songs to a number of well-respected musicians, all of whom went on to contribute performances to the recording.  Guests include Paul Brady, Kevin Burke (The Bothy Band, Patrick Street), Ciarán Brennan (Clannad), Robbie Harris (Afro Celts), Dublin piper Mick O’Brien, singer Suzanne Savage and fiddler Kevin Glackin, amongst others. Her album is due for release in October of this no year but in the meantime her 3-track EP is gaining traction and airplay.

Bríd’s 3-track EP ‘Scathán mo Shaol’ includes ‘Skibbereen’, ‘Bríd Óg Ní Mháille’ and a new arrangement of the Andy Irvine’s classic, ‘The West Coast Of Clare’, about which Andy himself has said “Very nice! Well done to all. I hope it’ll be a big success for Brid.

‘Scáthán Mo Shaol’ is available on all the usual digital platforms.

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